March 2011

Vol. 13, Issue 2

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Contents / Comment (PDF, 440.75 KB)

Mini and spider cranes (PDF, 525.16 KB)
Although mini crane awareness continues to grow, there is still much to be done to spread the word, both informing and educating potential users. We take a look at the sector that as yet, has not achieved anywhere near its full potential.

Face to face - Christer Dijnér Kranlyft (PDF, 535.76 KB)
If you had to name one person as being most responsible for developing the mini crane sector outside of Japan, it would have to be Christer Dijnér of Kranlyft who has spent more than 30 years with Maeda's European master-distributor Kranlyft. He talks about his time in the specialist sector.

Conexpo stop press (PDF, 570.85 KB)
This year's big international show - Conexpo in Las Vegas - is almost here. We round up the last minute product announcements.

Heavy duty scissors (PDF, 904.23 KB)
The aerial lifts currently reported as providing one of the best returns on investment and utilisation are heavy duty scissor lifts - both large and tall narrow aisle. We take a closer look at this sector of the market as well as profiling rental company Riwal UK which is making a name for itself specialising in supplying the larger booms and scissors.

Sustainable outrigger mats (PDF, 198.33 KB)
Following on from our outrigger feature in October, we take a closer look at how the timber is now being harvested on a sustainable basis and find out what is involved in producing a modern timber mat.

Books & Models (PDF, 182.58 KB)

Training (PDF, 214.44 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.28 MB)

Show highlights (PDF, 812.02 KB)
We bring you the product highlights from the Executive Hire Show held in Coventry, UK and The Rental Show from Las Vegas, USA.

News (PDF, 760.23 KB)
TVH goes for Gunco/HDW, MEC Crossover, Big Sarens on test, Vertikal news on the move, TIL to launch new cranes, APS acquires Height For Hire, Major fleet renewal for Prangl, Myers departs from Skyjack, New flat top from Terex, Linden Comansa launches new luffers, Imer Access, Plat4ms 4 GT Access, New top end Potain, New harness guide for platforms, New best practice telehandler guide, First LG 1750 in Australia, New Liftpod launched, Six axle AC200 for McGovern, Coast Crane drops Manitowoc/Grove, Manitowoc unveils Brazilian plans, Landrover platform structural failure and Financial results round-up.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 259.43 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 210.38 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 272.54 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 154.71 KB)

Your Letters (PDF, 222.64 KB)